Lago Di Venere

Santa Venere

Vurgadà Calabria IGT Red Blend 2017

Served double-blind. Deep, glass staining ruby red with an utterly opaque core. On the nose, decadent, sightly confected, red fruits...almost red rope licorice like...mixed with spiced dark fruits (plums and currants) and cocoa. The palate is more dark fruited with semi-sweet chocolate chips…the ones made with the natural vanilla, and some coffee but there is good acid and the tannins, which are quite fine, are also quite sneaky. Long, satisfying finish. This comes across as a fairly extracted wine and I wondered if there as some residual sugar, possibly some appassimento?? I was totally stumped. Revealed to be this blend of Nerello Cappuccio and Gaglioppo; the latter I had zero experience with but, apparently, related to Sangiovese. This is a wine of intense concentration and proved to be most enjoyable on Day 3 once everything became a bit more integrated. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Calabrian wines so I’m unsure if this is truly representative or an outlier. I’m intrigued and I think that the quality is certainly there. Paired very well on Day 1 with Osso Bucco and saffron risotto. — 16 days ago

Eric, Bob and 4 others liked this

Castel del Lago

Bardolino Corvina Blend

Great Summer picnic wine — 8 months ago

Romain and Rob liked this

Castel del Lago

Bianco Garda White Blend

Has this with Laura , shortly after cookies and milk, very balanced, good balance between lightness, sweetness, and dryness, but def on the much dryer side. Pretty good — 17 days ago

Santa Venere

Cirò Rosso Gaglioppo


2018 is very good, full bodied — 2 months ago

with PR

Lago Cerqueira

Douro Valley 2017

Fourth ave wine shop — 7 months ago

Masseria Frattasi

Donnalaura Falanghina

In Ristorante Raimondi at Lago di Como. What a surprise. Good to drink with meat. Need@to order it!nn — 8 months ago

Ramón Martínez Jorba
with Ramón

Agricola Titignano

Salviano Turlo Lago di Corbara Sangiovese Blend 2013


Wowza - this was really impressive for about $20 w/balance, elegance, great density & complexity of flavors and some polish. Vacillated between juicy & moderately muscular tannins, a true Super Tuscan @ affordable price point showing no age whatsoever. — 2 months ago

Bob, David and 3 others liked this

Frank Family Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Did a small plate Italian meal at Lago in the Belagio. Went well with this nice Cab with Tannins that are soft. Lingering taste. Good price. — 4 months ago

Skip, Hugh and 7 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Nice dinner